We had a colorful New Zealand buckling born June 17 2021 to a young first time mother. He weighed in at 8 pounds. Pics below were taken shortly after he was born. We have more does due to kid between now and September and have just exposed more does to Denali. They shouldkid between November 2021 and January 2022. Please call or message if interested.
Kiko Goat Breed from https://articles.extension.org/pages/19288/goat-breeds-kiko
The word "kiko" had traditionally been used by New Zealand's native people, the Maori, to describe substantial meat producing animals. In Maori, the Polynesian language spoken by the Maori people, "kikokiko" is the generic term for flesh for consumption. Originally, a consortium of New Zealand's farmers were determined to continue the local usage to describe the enhanced meat producing goat they were developing. The Kiko breed is known for its hardiness and ability to thrive and gain weight in natural conditions without supplemental feeding. The females are capable of conceiving, carrying, birthing and rearing multiple offspring without intervention.
The primary characteristic of the Kiko goat is its hardiness and its ability to achieve substantial weight gains when run under natural conditions without supplementary feeding. In addition, the female is capable of conceiving, carrying and giving birth to and rearing multiple offspring without intervention under less than ideal conditions. The Kiko is an aggressive forager, capable of thriving under conditions of feed deprivation.
Data from a study conducted at Tennessee State University in 2004 indicated that Kikos may be more parasite-resistant than other breeds and have fewer problems with foot-rot. In that study, Kikos weaned more pounds of kid per doe as compared with Boer goats. However, Boer goats are preferred by buyers at sale barns. For this reason, many breeders will use a Boer buck on Kiko does.
References: American Kiko Goat Association